His account, however, meets to a high level the historians' demand for objectivity, and he has since managed to enhance the contribution history can make to public debate by further publications, in particular "'Manufacturing Consensus': The Role of the State Council in Brunei Darussalam," JSEAS (2000a) and The Brunei Constitution of 1959: An Inside History (2000b).
In the same year Horton's article, "The Disturbances in the Tutong and Belait Districts of Brunei (1899-1901)," was published in JSEAS, 18, 1 (1987b), and the following year the Brunei Museum Journal published "M.
To echo my predecessor, JSEAS will continue to feature the excellent scholarship emerging from Europe.
JSEAS actively invites scholars to submit special-issue proposals to reflect the importance of these new sub-fields.
In August 2012, Dr Cheah was appointed to the JSEAS
Honorary Advisory Board.
I want to thank JSEAS
for including the article in this special issue and I especially want to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their incisive and challenging comments.
The author would like to thank Peter van der Veer, Philip Taylor, John Chapman, Hue-Tarn Ho Tai, Oscar Salemink, Nguyen Van Huy, Birgit Meyer, and the two anonymous readers of JSEAS
for their comments, suggestions, and editorial work.
This research note, which discusses a number of recent works by Harsono (such as his 2013 exhibition at the Jogja National Museum), offers a tantalising preview of a forthcoming special issue of JSEAS devoted to the region's visual and performing arts.
To our readers best wishes for an intellectually enriching Year of the Goat from the JSEAS editorial board.
Thanks also to the two anonymous JSEAS
reviewers who pointed me to additional sources and offered thoughtful suggestions.
For the upcoming volumes of JSEAS
we have in store special issues that can be expected to chart new directions in the study of the region's diverse societies, cultures and histories.
As with recent issues of JSEAS
, this too features a review article by a senior scholar.